EuroBrake 2013 will take place at the Internationales Congress Center Dresden (ICD). The ICD is located on the banks of the River Elbe within easy walking distance of the beautiful, historical baroque buildings of the old town centre and offers both state-of-the-art technology and professional services. The ICD is directly adjoining the Maritim Hotel.
Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden
Ostra-Ufer 2 / Devrientstr. 10 – 12
Click here for a map of the ICD location.
For more information see: www.dresden-congresscenter.de
Entry into Germany
Any foreign visitor entering Germany must have a valid passport. Visitors from countries whose citizens require visas should apply to the German consulate or diplomatic mission in their own country. For further information about visa regulations of Germany, please see:
Requests for official invitations in support of visa applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No visa required. Entry is allowed with both passport and id-card.
The official language of the conference is English.
The organisers are not liable for any changes made to the programme. Please visit the web site regularly for updates.
The final programme will be provided on-site in the delegate bag.
The average temperature in Dresden during April ranges from minimum
12°C / 47°F to a maximum 23°C / 75°F with the possibility of occasional rain showers.
Dresden is in the Central European time zone. Daylight saving time lasts from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October. During this time, clocks are set back one hour.
The official German currency is the EURO. Traveller`s Cheques are accepted by all banks and major hotels in principal cities. Their use in Germany for general purposes is not as popular as in some other countries. Credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops and restaurants. Only Euro is accepted in regular stores. All convertible foreign currencies (www.oanda.com) are exchangable at all major banks. Business hours of most banks are 9AM - 4PM (Mon.-Fri.).
Service charges and VAT are generally included in the price. In many service sectors, it is customary to tip anyway. A tip is usually 10%, although the amount also depends on the customer's level of satisfaction with the service provided.
Shops in central Dresden are usually open Monday to Saturday from 10AM to 8PM. The Altmarkt-Galerie in the centre of Dresden is open until 9PM. Large supermarkets and shopping centres are open until 10PM. On Sundays, shops are closed, with some exceptions such as bakeries, train stations and petrol stations.
Chemists can be found all over Dresden city and an emergency rota service provides care after-hours or on Sunday or bank holidays. To locate a chemist call: +49 (0) 351 115 00
German Value Added Tax in included in all prices. Currently this tax is levied at 19%.
All German mobile nets are UMTS-supported. GSM phones are also supported. W-lan is available at several hotspots in the city and at the congress venue. Many cafes, bars and restaurants also offer free wireless internet.
Electric current in Germany is without exception AC 230V/50Hz. Sockets only fit round two-pin plugs (use of adapters is necessary for all devices).
Dresden has a very well developed public transport system. Trams and buses in the city centre are operated by the Dresden Transport Services and regional transport is taken over by the Oberelbe Transport Services. Tickets can be bought on board the trams and busses, at stops and at service points. Riding without a valid ticket will result in a fine. City trains also run in Dresden and the surrounding area. Travel centres in the Dresden Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and in Dresden-Newstadt will provide you with further information. www.vvo-online.de
It is not customary to flag down a taxi cab. Instead, there are many taxi-stops in the city and you can order a taxi by telephone. Prices are set according to a basic charge and a set price per kilometre.
Participants are strongly advised to obtain travel insurance (medical, personal accident and luggage) in their home country prior to departure.